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Mar 11, 2019
For many of us not a day has gone by without some reminder of Arti, but last week brought it all back into sharp focus as I was asked to talk about the role we at ASCO played in her career during a symposium in her honor.
Mar 11, 2019
Wherever we practice, none of us need to look very far to find people who, through no fault of their own, are living right on the knife’s edge of disaster.
Feb 27, 2019
Dr. Ashley Sumrall fulfilled a dream of performing in the famous Carnegie Hall, and discovered that the practice, teamwork, and commitment required onstage paralleled her work in oncology.
Feb 21, 2019
I try to be clear when my approach is a recommendation based on the best data we have, and when it’s a suggestion in situations where reasonable clinicians may come to a different conclusion.
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Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, FASCO

Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a professor and director of the Breast Center of Excellence at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (@AUBMC_Official), in Beirut, Lebanon, and head of the Hematology/Oncology Division at the American University of Beirut. He is the founding president of the Lebanese Society of Medical Oncology (LSMO) and has served on several committees within the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). An ASCO member since 1984, Dr. El Saghir is a member of the Journal of Global Oncology editorial board, past chair of the ASCO International Affairs Committee, and co-chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee's Guidelines Advisory Group for Resource Stratification, as well as a past member of Global Oncology Leadership Task Force and Global Curriculum Committee, among other volunteer roles. Follow Dr. El Saghir on Twitter @NagiSaghir.

Jul 14, 2017
Drs. Ghassan Abou-Sitta, Imad Kaddoura, and I report on the First International Congress on Conflict Medicine and make recommendations for ensuring that refugee patients with cancer receive adequate, appropriate care.
Apr 07, 2017
My colleagues and I share highlights from a successful and well-publicized breast cancer awareness campaign in Lebanon, focused around International Women's Day.
Feb 17, 2017
BBCC5 offered didactic sessions with presentations on recent advances in breast cancer research and management and 1-hour tumor board sessions where a panel of experts and the audience discuss real cases of patients with breast cancer.
Nov 14, 2016
Dr. Rita Saroufim, and Dr. Sarah Daouk, and I helped high school students put their science lessons into real-world context during a presentation on breast cancer awareness.
Sep 12, 2016
Highlights from the 11th annual Best of ASCO Lebanon, attended by more than 300 medical professional from the country and surrounding region.
Mar 01, 2016
Reflecting on the challenges of delivering cancer care in regions rocked by hostilities, but seeing hope in impactful educational and scientific meetings such as the recent Beirut Breast Cancer Conference (BBCC-4).

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